Research an Historical Event
Students will watch video clips of different historical events using National Archives. Students may or may not have read about the historical events. Examples of events could be the making of Mount Rushmore, 911, Presidential Inaugurations, and Pearl Harbor. Following the videos I will hand out the rubric to the students and explain expectations.
Students – will take notes on which videos they would like to research more indepth.
2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION
Teach students how to conduct online research, find credible sources from which to gather research, and give credit to those sources: 'The Key to Key Words (3 - 5), 'Whose Is It, Anyway? (3 - 5), 'How to Cite a Site (3 - 5)'. (Really liked these when I found them) I will research a topic and show students how to record their information using Inspiration Maps for organizing notes.
Students – will decide if they want to research independently or with a partner
3 GUIDED PRACTICE
With guided instruction based on the lessons given during direct instruction, students can begin their research. Students will use the following resources; World Book, National Archives, American Revolution, Teachinghistory.org, PBS Kids Go!
Teacher wishing to work with a partner have already been grouped by topic choice.
4 INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
Students continue research and collect information from the resources; World Book, National Archives, American Revolution, Teachinghistory.org, PBS Kids Go! Students can also be collecting images for their presentation.
5 WRAP UP
Using the information collected, students will create a presentation using Popplet to present to their classmates.